All you need to know about Juliette Has a Gun Mmmm…is that it is Dior Hypnotic Poison. OK, that’s an exaggeration. After wearing it a few more times, I realize there are some subtle differences. But, Mmmm… seems like it could have easily been a Dior Poison flanker.
Mmmm…opens with something that reminds me of Play-Doh and raspberry cordial (Chambord). Some of you may be thinking, “Wow, what a mess!” and the rest of us are going “ohhhh, yeah!”. I’m one of the weirdos that likes the that this smells like a daycare that moonlights as a cocktail bar. As it wears, it becomes even sweeter. It’s like a French almond cake with fresh raspberries being served in a courtyard sheltered in night-blooming jasmine. At this stage, this is where I pick up on the similarities of Dior Hypnotic Poison. It’s an almond white floral. This how it spends most of its wear on me. Eventually Mmmm… ends up being a powdery vanilla with traces of a cosmetic-y iris and white florals. It made me think of a perfume I haven’t worn in years, Lancome Hypnose (another perfume by Annick Menardo, the nose behind Hypnotic Poison). On warmer days, I notice the sandalwood/woods much more. It’s like a woodsy incense burning in the background.
When I first tried Mmmm… (or as I will call it Quad M Ellipsis), I thought it was repetitive and something I would never wear. In a world of almond white florals that come in an apple-shaped/throbbing heart red bottle, why would I wear this? It’s already been done! But, after wearing it, I appreciate the JHaG one for its fruity, raspberry opening and how it basically reminds me of eating cake and being surrounded by jasmine. Saying that, I won’t go out of my way to buy it but if someone were to give it to me, I’d probably wear it more than I would be willing to admit (mainly because the name is so dumb and something I’d never say aloud).
Notes listed include neroli, raspberry, geranium, orange flower, jasmine, tuberose, iris, patchouli and sandalwood. Launched in 2016.
Give Quad M Ellipsis a try if you like “mature” gourmands or almond perfumes. Or perfumes like Dior Hypnotic Poison, The Body Shop Madagascar Vanilla Flower, NEST White Sandalwood, L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversée du Bosphore, Lancome Hypnose, Aqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia and/or Serge Lutens Rahat Loukoum.
Projection and longevity are average. I know you’re sick of the comparisons, but this one is “lighter” than Hypnotic Poison.
Mmmm… comes in a few sizes with the 1.7 oz retailing for $100 at Sephora.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Almond white floral. It may remind you of something else but at this stage, most perfumes will. There’s just so many launches! This is one of those that is technically “new” but it’s also familiar. Think of it like that person that likes to talk about how they got their hair done but you can’t tell until they talk about how much it costs just to get a few highlights. Then you notice. That’s Mmmm…
*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Luckyscent. Susanna Foster pic from fanpix.net. Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!